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COQUINO (Pouteria nemorosa)
Pouteria nemorosa Baehni
Guapéva (Brazil); Guapeva (Brazil); Cauje (Ecuador); Abiu (Brazil); Chupon (Venezuela); Chupón Blanco (Venezuela); Coquino (Bolivia); Chupón (Venezuela); Bolaquiro (Peru); Palo Concha (Ecuador); Cuaje (Ecuador); Caimito Colorado (Colombia)
Description Of The Tree
The trees are reported to reach heights of 30 to 40 m, with trunk diameters up to 120 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical boles, with abundant white latex. Pouteria trees have edible fruits.
This species is reported to be common in the forests of Bolivia. Particularly in the departments of La Paz, Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz.
Anatomic Description Of Wood
Occasionally vessels in radial multiples of 4 or more common. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in
Wood Macro Photo Radial Plane
Wood Micro Photo Of Transversal Section
It has a pleasant smell.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated, the heartwood is pink when dry.
COLOR INDEX (1=Black, 7=Light yellow,white)
Interlocked grain is reported in this species.
This wood has a somewhat fine texture.
It is reported to be moderate in luster.
Natural durability index (1= Very high durability, 7=Vey low durability)
Basic Density or Specific Gravity (O.D. weight/vol. green) (g/cm³)
Air-dry Density (Weight and volume at 12%MC) (g/cm³)
Total shrinkage Tangential (Saturated to 0%MC) (%)
Total shrinkage Radial (Saturated to 0%MC) (%)
Recommended Dry Kiln Schedule
Dimensional stability ratio (Total Tangential Shrinkage %/Total Radial Shrinkage %)
Bending Strength (MOR),12%MC (kgf/cm²)
Stiffness (MOE) 12%MC (kgf/cm²)
Compression parallel to fiber 12%MC (kgf/cm²)
Compression perpendicular to fiber 12%MC (kgf/cm²)
Shear strength radial 12%MC (kgf/cm²)
Janka hardness (side) 12%MC (kgf)
Janka hardness (end grain) 12%MC (kgf)
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly easy.
Planing operations are rather easy.
Molding operations are rather easy.
Boring operations are rated as fair.
End Uses Summary
HOUSING GENERAL, beams, joists, fittings, SPORTS, TOOLS, tool handles, agricultural tools, NAVAL CONSTRUCTION, boats, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, moldings
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